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Ms.  Athena  Welbourne
Choir Director
Phone Icon 219-476-3455 HS #2 ext. 2276      Email Icon   Email

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I am the Boone Grove Choir Director for both the Middle School and High School Choir programs.  I graduated from Valparaiso University with a bachelor's degree in Music Education with endorsements in k-12 general, choral and instrumental music in 2001. I began my music teaching adventure here at Boone Grove in 2002 when I was hired to teach both Middle School and High School Band and High School Choir.  Since then, our music program has expanded enough to hire a band director so I could focus my efforts on building the choir program.  The Choir program has thus developed significantly from 12 students to approximately 200 vocally talented choir students who are consistently receiving Gold Medals at district and state ISSMA Contest and Superior ratings at Choral Contest.

My career here at Boone Grove has been such a wonderful experience.  I love teaching choral singing, responsibility, proper vocal technique, choreography, music theory, ear training and life lessons. However, it is the students' joy, passion, showmanship, inspiration, devotion, creativity and sense of community in which music brings that motivates me to continue to push them towards music excellence everyday.